Ruahine Kindergartens

Fundraising & Bride of The Year

Bride of the Year Fundraiser – Golden Jubilee 2019

Ruahine Kindergarten Association (RKA) is thrilled to announce the upcoming 50th annual Bride of the Year fundraiser taking place at the Regent Theatre on Friday 8 November 2019.  The focus for 2019 is to raise funds to deliver Positive Parenting Programmes throughout the RKA community.  Implemented through RKA facilitators, these programmes address the increasing complexities of parenting and the intensifying demands on the role of teachers and parents.  Through these programmes we strive to teach strategies to successfully manage challenging behaviors for the cumulative benefit of our 26 services, teaching teams, communities, whānau and ultimately our children.

RKA will be accepting the first 45 eligible applicants.  Brides must have been married between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2019.  In addition, they must be living, or have settled during this time, within the Manawatu, South Rangitikei, Foxton or Pahiatua, to align with the regions where RKA provides vital ECE services.

It really does take a village, so RKA extends a warm invitation to potential applicants and sponsors to reach out and participate in this incredibly beneficial event that has grown to become an institution for the Manawatu, and now for surrounding areas, since 1969.  Become a part of the cause to provide essential support to strengthen Early Childhood Education across the entire RKA community by delivering the best educational start possible for our children.

Applications close 9am Monday 21 October 2019.

Download Bride of the Year 2019 Application form


Promoting Literacy at Roslyn Kindergarten

At Roslyn Kindergarten, we aim to promote literacy in homes by gifting our children with their own books to read at home and purchase new books for our kindergarten.  If would like to help, by making a donation, please click here.


The Importance of Community Generosity

Without the generosity of our communities and grant providers over many years, we would not be able to provide such wonderful facilities and resources for our children.

Parkland Kindergarten

The fundraising efforts of our families helped create this beautiful forest setting in the heart of Palmerston North

Parkland Kindergarten playground

Cloverlea Kindergarten

Successful grant applications created a new environment for children to learn through play.

Cloverlea Kindergarten playground